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Music is Rotting The World by egn56 Music is Rotting The World by egn56
Honestly it is.

So i never had clearly explained myself when people just assumed I meant all music is rotting the world, but that was not the point. Music itself is a wonderful thing, but today music has become such a part of society that it rips at the seems of life. Social scenes are centered around music, people will start problems with other people over music they listen to, music as much as it is a tool of expression has become a tool itself. People use music as an excuse to say things you would never normally say, only in songs can you get away with singing about raping people, dealing drugs, and openly admit to crimes but people can pass it off as it is music. It shows through in all genres it is not just one in specific so before you people jump on and go only on rap is or only rock is look at what you listen to, really get to know the song and you might just see it is not just one genre. I love music, but there are points in which I just believe music at the same time causes so much damage. Music has become one of the central aspects of social scenes, people can be alienated for listening to weird music, people feel obligated to dress a specific way because they listen to specific music. What is wrong with someone who wears dunks and the latest sean john clothing liking metallica or megadeth? At the same time what is wrong with some kid who likes to spike his hair in a huge mohawk listening to rap or something? The fact that there are people who feel lives need to be dictated by the music they listen, the fact that people refer to people as "rockers" or "ghetto" because it comes from music, as crazy as this sounds does anyone get where i am coming from. Music is a form of expression not the center of life. Thank you for reading my rant lol sorry for the horrible grammar and organization hence the fact that it is a rant.
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phaleus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic art. And about your explanation, what I see is that everything is used as a tool (take religion for example) and pretty much everything is corrupted, the only thing that we can do about being expressing ourselves. Through music, drawing, writing, painting, dancing, whatever, just get out there and show people what you love. Giving attention to this non-stop corruption only feeds it more...

Anyways, that's some kewl art you got there :3
dannyaudia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I think! Music is not rotting the World! Stupid Fucks! Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and others are rotting the music!
ositox7 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
yes i agreed todays music are lossing their grip and yes some songs are like what your talking about but not all ok and yes people tend too follow the music phase but for me i really dont care cause what i do i listen not one specific or a few i listen too any from too mainstream too unheard artist and foreign mainstream and unheard foreign artist yes people too fight that a lot i just get mad at the person when they diss cant they just listen to their own music without criticism from another person and love the design
ZerbaPaint Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
That's their chose and most people are HAPPY with it.
Destinati-A-Perdersi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hrm. "Music is Rotting The World" means all music, yes? So why are you targeting rock/punk/rap in your rant? I agree that those 3 genres do get a lot of unwanted attention from people who let it affect them mentally. But to just say music in general is rotting the world, well that hurts my soul a little bit to be honest.
What about Acapella, does that rot the world? Jazz? Classical? Electronic? Gospel? Dance? Easy Listening? Oldies?
The music of today does not rip at the seems of life, whatever you meant by that. There's good messages in music along with the bad, it's always been that way.
"Social scenes are centered around music, people will start problems with other people over music they listen to, music as much as it is a tool of expression has become a tool itself." I'm sorry, WHAT? lol I would love to know where you got your information because it sounds like you listened to an Eminem album then decided to go on a ranting fit. Yes, how dare we go to concerts and support our favorite bands and create fan-sites. I've never known somebody to start "problems" with people over the music they listen to. Now if you mean teenyboppers going after people who hate Justin Bieber then yeah, that's taking it to a terrible direction. Music is a form of expression, yeah, and people do get really into it. Deal with it. Music can help as much as it can hurt. It's all in how you take it. Just as not all people are bad, not all music is evil. So stop treating it like it is. Music isn't rotting the world, stupid people are.
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I like the explanation u put egn65.The title of the artwork implies something negative at first until I read ur explanation which I really like.Your artwork is good as well.
louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
80's ftw?
Filthorime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Hey how are you I love your designs. I'm a dubstep producer, and I need somebody who can help me out with some cool designs because I am working on a cd and some other stuff and then I saw you. I am asking people to help me so I was wondering if you could do that? Contact me

MusicalFish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
WhooOO this this good!! xDD
thisisAnnelies Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is really cool.
Guess I agree, and also it's all so materialistic. The more music you listen to, the more you find, the more you want.
I really like it :)
Drewkudo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Music is what's kept me alive for the past five years. I couldn't care less if it's rotting society; it's done so much good already and not just for me.
Dubedition Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
NO, I think it's still being refined. It takes times for anything to become near good, its not like we know what perfect is. Plus music can't really affect the world, because it's usually blind it loses that when we listen to it and instead of just listening we try to manipulate the words to fit ourselfish needs....
b3au-r0b0t Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
I fully support your statement :)
Dorkazoid92 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Awesome, awesome and amazing concept.

Agree with your artist comment.
SkulktheNeonFox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
it depends on what you mean. because music is opinionative, no one can say music is good or bad because everyone is different.

so if you say this genre is bad, that's not true.
damina-love Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
very nice i completely understand and agree. being a music major myself i love all music it's just hard to listen somtimes there are so many sons that if they would just take out ceertain phrases or words or even just replace those w/ something better they could be perfect music i love how our generation can look back and some of us appreciate while others don't like it at all it kind of makes me wonder are future genrations going to be able to look back and say that's an awesome song or will think they think our music is beautiful or complete and utter rubbish. idk just the thoughts of a young mind i guess... anyways i do agree while music can be amajor part of your life it should in no way dictate how you live it ( sorry i talk a lot apparently) :)
Captain-Midnite Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Music has always been like that. It is not rotting us. It is expression of what society is.
TamaHaruu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Nice piece, I totally agree with you!
Gr3yp03 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude I think you are tuned into the world and the reality of it all. I have been in music for the better part of my life. People need to be able to separate the positive and negative, they need to understand a lot of it is about that person not them, yes you can empathize or have similar experiences but do not loose the realness of yourself. I almost forgot the most important thing out there, you also have people who write music for the MONEY and they will try to get into your head. And the music they put out is about nothing. Cool piece of art keep it real.

PsychoticAzn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
this is such a lovely peace =]
redhawt123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I concur. Music wasn't made for this.
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Kingdumb-Cum Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Writer
I definitely agree with you. People just feel so obliged to dress the way their music sounds. Bleh. Anyway, this is beautiful... in a morbid "eye opening" way. Hehe =)
scull207 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Photographer
i love this, and i do agree with you to some extent on what you say about music
kalifornikasyon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Writer
very good.
Z-a-r-t Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
This great picture has been featured here [link] :w00t:
cmunkee8 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
honestly im not sure i get the work, but i really like the concept that u based it off, very interesting
Iceyrox1994 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Thats completely amazing, music is my entire life, but not in the way you would think. I love to write my own music, to sing to play piano, to listen to music tha actualy has meaning behind it, not the stuff that people write to get on the charts. But I also kind of disagree with you, although music may tear people apart, it also has thing incredible way of bringing people together. music makes the world stop and listen
egn56 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
yea it does i agree, but it seems like music tears more people apart now then brings them together. =\ it's all in how you look at it
Iceyrox1994 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
well I'm trying to be optimistic lately!
emptyboxlord Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
the pic is totaly rockin'

but (like said numerous times) its the music the put on MTV
Deistainte Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
God, thank you so much for your lovely artist comment and beautiful picture. While cruising youtube I passed by a beautiful mozart piece (one of his well known classics) but I was very saddened to see the first comment underneath which proclaimed mozart as an idiot and then made reference to some heavy metal rocker. Who in that person's oppinion was much better) I myself went on a very long rant defending mozart by explaining that it was just an oppinion and if not a good one, to keep it to themself. People do base their lives off music alot, and there are indeed many artists who don't deserve the popularity they recieve. That is though, just my oppinion ;) Being a mostly "classical" music girl myself, I often find myself wishing we could simply go back to a day when a good song didn't have to be about sex, drugs, money, alcohol or love in general. Not to say I don't appreciate other sorts of music and I've never felt obligated to be a certain way because of what I listen to. I like my weird-ass music taste. I wish there was more music like this the world...>>>[link] it couldn't rot anything even if it tried.
egn56 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Thank you I am so glad you agree, I too actually listen to a lot of classical since I played the piano and organ and always was in love with the classical genre. I found it offensive when people today just insulted the classical music because it was not what is in with the style today.
Deistainte Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Classical music is so beautiful. (I play piano too, grade 8 conservatory) It doesn't even need words to make that way, it just is.
akoustics Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008   Photographer
i like the idea and point ur getting across man, it actually makes sense.

although i guess the title through me off abit coz i love music so at first i felt kinda offended lol. but i recon it works both ways. its kinda like water; u need it to live but at the same time, used inproperly it can kill you.

so yer i get wat ur sayin bru i like it.

oh and awsome artwork lol insane.
icejr1970 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
I think you're right to a greater extent. Unfortunately music for the sake of music is practically nonexistant now. As a society we have become desensitized and music like all other art forms reflects that. The things that are said on the radio today would have caused an uproar even 20 years ago. It would be nice to go back to the days when music was more of an art form than a way to promote all of the vices that are popular today. I don't know if you could call this my professional opinion but I do have a degree in music. Nice artwork and very insightful.

The-deaf-musician Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Writer
Wow, instant fav. I understand completely where your coming from in your point of view. I kind of think the same way. I think its so stupid how people get mad about certain people listening to certain music just because the way they look. Well I guess we can't please everybody in what we do. Awesome work though!
Peterichardson Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
dude good point. i think people use music as a sense of self-identity. (defining yourself in someone ELSE'S music? how backwards is that?!?) for example; like you said, dressing a certain way to reflect the type of music they like...its crazy.
thanks for ranting, it's totally true, man!
orishhorde Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
I love the art, can I use it for one of my network pages??
orishhorde Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Dude that's Awesome!!!
Gumbyyyyy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Amazing job, I love the colours. :)

PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Very nice concept there, I happen to agree. :D
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SirenXx Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
I dont agree with your statement
but I love the image
funkdelic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
awesome work.........g8 stuff..........
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
i should certianly hope not...if that were true, my head would be filled with nothing but greyish mush (not that i'm suggesting it's not)! very nice composition and textures. i like the transition between crisp lines (the guitar neck) and less focused (fuzzy) shapes. nice work! :clap:
Lucasricart Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Excelente Trabajo !

1337TAH Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007   Digital Artist
music for the win :D
carolmanila07 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
great stuff! thanks for the fave by the way :D :hug:
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